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Feature Request: Explain Plan

Ray007 Member Posts: 28 Bronze Badge

It would be nice if I could put a query in and explain the plan for it.

My current work-around is to run this:

explain plan for

select something super special

from lots_of_tables

where something is awesome;

select * from table(dbms_xplan.display);

The problem is that the display is hard to read. Is there a way to set this to used a fixed width font in the results?


  • Christian.Shay -Oracle
    Christian.Shay -Oracle Posts: 1,852 Employee

    Hi Ray,

    Sorry that the explain plan looks so bad in the output.

    When the select output doesn't look good with our extension, the workaround I have been using is the SPOOL command. I find that the file output tends to be easier to read in some cases.

    Can you please try adding:

    spool c:\myfolder\myspoolfile.txt

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